Can I Receive a Hardship License in New York?

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You may be able to obtain a hardship license if you have recently been charged with a DUI in New York. To learn more about your eligibility for a hardship license and the process ahead, continue reading. If you require assistance with your DUI charges, it is recommended that you reach out to an experienced Garden City, NY DWI | DUI attorney. Our legal team will explore all avenues of defense on your behalf. Here are some questions you may have:

What is a hardship license?

Hardship licenses are granted to individuals who have had their license revoked or suspended after receiving a drug or alcohol-related offense. A hardship license will be granted by the court. The license will likely have restrictions.

Who qualifies for a hardship license?

To discover if you qualify for a hardship license after a drug or alcohol-related offense in New York, you will first attend a hearing before the court where you can expect a judge to determine if the suspension of your license has resulted in extreme hardship. For example, a judge may determine extreme hardship when an individual cannot find alternative transportation to work or school. Extreme hardship can also be determined when an individual is not able to attend necessary medical treatment for themselves or someone in their household due to lack of transportation.

This hearing will be held within three business days of your arraignment. It is recommended that you retain the services of an experienced Nassau County criminal defense attorney as soon as you receive DUI charges. Your attorney will ensure you begin court preparations as soon as possible.

What documents will I need?

You will need to provide various personal documents to support your extreme hardship claim, including the following documentation:

  • Proof of employment,
    • Example: a recent paystub
  • Proof of your address
    • Example: a utility bill
  • Proof of the cost for a taxi, train, bus, etc., from home to work, school, or doctor
  • Proof of medical appointments
  • Proof of school

If you have any further questions about obtaining a hardship license in New York, and how you can prove extreme hardship in front of the court, do not hesitate to contact our firm today. We will walk you through each step of the legal process ahead. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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